If you were one of the motorists who were unable to complete your road test at a DriveTest facility and had your temporary driver’s licence extended as a result, your Ontario driver’s licence will expire tomorrow if you haven’t booked a road test between September 1 and October 12, 2010.
The Ministry of Transportation reports that there are Fifty One Thousand (51,000.00) Licences across the Province that are required to be renewed,
The Ministry of Transportation has posted the following information:
Temporary Driver’s Licence Extension Expires September 1, 2010
Ontario driver’s licences that were temporarily extended to accommodate drivers during the DriveTest strike will expire on September 1, 2010.
It is important that you book now so you can complete your test on or before August 31, 2010. Your driver’s licence will not be valid after that date. To book your test, call 1-888-570-6110 or visit a DriveTest Centre in person.
Licence holders must schedule their road test appointment prior to September 1, 2010. If an appointment is not available prior to September 1, the licence holder should book the first available date that is after August 31 and no later than October 12. Then the licence holder must visit a DriveTest Centre to obtain a temporary driver’s licence valid from September 1 to the date of the appointment.
Between August 24, 2009 and January 4, 2010, regular driver examination services were unavailable at Ontario’s 56 DriveTest centres. To help affected motorists stay on the road, the Ministry of Transportation granted a temporary extension to drivers who needed to take a test in order to renew their driver’s licence, but were unable to do so because of the strike.
For more information, read Frequently Asked Questions
Note: Most Ontarians are not affected by the strike because they do not require a driving test to renew their licence. Renewals of driver’s licences that expire at the end of the normal five-year licensing period can be renewed at any Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office across the province.